I just had surgery to remove a kidney stone. I call it mega stone. It was about 12x8mm and stuck in my left kidney. The surgeon had to blast mega stone with a laser before he could extract it. Now I have a stent. Stent is no fun at all. Stent goes from my kidney, down through my ureter and into my bladder and causes massive bladder spasms. I cant sleep because I constantly have to pee. It hurts all the time. So Im knitting…
Ive started like 3 new projects in the last couple days, plus I began a couple hats last week that will be Christmas gifts. The hats are fairly simple, so they are great for the mindless oxycodone-haze knitting. Then yesterday, after not sleeping for over 24 hours I started a pair of Charmed Fingerless Mitts for one of my daughter’s fabulous teachers. They are super cute in thos bright pink Tosh DK yarn in coquette:
The photo doesnt do the color justice, but believe me, its amazing.
Then the kiddo saw that I was knitting ruffly fingerless gloves, and I showed her another pattern I liked and almost knit for her teacher…well the kiddo freaked out over them and I cast on a pair of Belle Ruffle Gloves for her late last night.
Im also working on a hat for my Chemo Angel who recently lost all her hair. Im using the pattern Frais in a yarn I recieved in the Baby Swap on ravelry. The yarn is by Round Mountian Fibers, and I am LOVING how the colors are knitting up:
Chemo Angels is a fabulous organization where you get paired up with a person undergoing cancer treatment, and your job is to send them uplifting cards, letters, and other goodies. Ive been doing it for years, and I also participate in Senior Angels, which is basically the same except you get paired with a senior to send mail to. I currently have both a Chemo Angel and a Senior Angel and I realy enjoy the program. I encourage anyone reading this to check it out and think about volunteering.
I dont think I will cast on anything more today, as I now have 3 hats and 2 pairs of fingerless gloves going, but I am trying to figure out the Christmas knitting situation. Im tempted to do some more mitts for my SILs, but that would be 3-4 more pairs to whip up. Plus I am working on a baby dress for the current Baby Swap group…